Chateau Larose Trintaudon

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The origins of the domain go back to 1719, but it was in 1838 that a certain Henry Delaroze, mayor of Saint-Laurent, created a vineyard on the parcel known as the "tènement de Trintaudon", a magnificent gravelly hillside up to then uncultivated.

The property is mentioned under the name of " Trentaudon " in the first edition of « Bordeaux and its Wines" published by Féret (1850)/ In the second edition of Féret (1868), it is classed as a cru bourgeois, then in the third edition (1874), as a cru bourgeois supérieur.

In 1870, Comte Ernest de Lahens presided over this domain of 345 ha and commissioned the building of château Trintaudon, capped with its distinctive tower dominating the landscape like a lighthouse in an ocean of vines.

Prosperity, passage through the hands of several owners, then the ravages of phylloxera and mildew took their toll on the viticultural vocation of the property.

In 1923, Comte Tchernoff, a white Russian migrant, delivered the fatal blow to the domain. He spent 7 million francs in an attempt to become a pioneer of industrial dairy farming, but in pulling up the greater part of the vines he ruined both the domain and himself.

In 1963, after having been owned by a great Spanish general Duke Del Infantado, the domain Trintaudon was bought in a state of semi-abandon by the Forner family, who were already proprietors of Château Camensac and Marques de Caceres in the Rioja wine region of Spain. 175 hectares of the best grape varieties were planted on the scientific advice of an eminent wine and vineyard specialist, Professor Émile Peynaud.

In 1986, the insurance company Allianz bought the domain, now one of the largest vineyards in the Medoc both in terms of size and production, based on the great potential of its 'terroir' It has since built up a fine reputation and is now considered one of the very best Crus Bourgeois.

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Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90Some gentle earthy and leafy aromas around redder fruits with nicely played oak spices. The palate has a strong core of linear tannins, which remain plush at the edges and smoothly groomed.
Item Number: 32263
Case: $227.40

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2012
91  Wine Enthusiast 
James Suckling 90 This shows a subtle fruit character with cherries and strawberries plus hints of vanilla. Rose petal, too. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Delicious now.  Wine Enthusiast 91 One of the largest estates in the Medoc, this misses being in Pauillac by

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "A real winner from this estate, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot is widely available and generally sells for under $20 a bottle in the American marketplace. Plump, fleshy black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some cedar wood, vanilla, and incense

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009
91  Neal Martin 
Neal Martin 91 "Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois 2009 tasting in London. The Larose-Trintaudon 2009 has a very refined, « classic » bouquet with sous-bois, tobacco and broody dark fruits. The delineation is terrific. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, great tension with crisp black,

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc 2006
" Deep ruby color with violet hints, of great density and brilliance. The nose, though still somewhat discrete, reveals coconut, vanilla and candied cherry aromas.Tannins are dense and well integrated, balanced with natural acidity and followed by great fullness and ripeness; an elegant yet rich

Chat Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2005
"Deep ruby. Smoky roast coffee bean with vibrant black fruit. Herbal note adds lift. Juicy, rich, almost plummy exotic spices. Supple texture and gorgeous freshness. Drink up to 2012." ~ Winery Notes

Chat Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2001
"Cru Bourgeois"65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet FrancDecanter Magazine"Richness of Fruit combines with sweet vanill notes... Well constructed with all the key elements integrated."

Chat Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2003
 "The elegant Chateau is situated in Haut Medoc on a plateau lying to the northeast of the parish of Saint Laurent which borders Pauillac and Saint Julien-Beychevelle. Some of its famous neighbors include Ducru-Beaucaillou, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Pichon Longueville Baron. This is